If you find yourself matching with a farmer, spare a thought for the inflexible nature of their job — it might not be that they're not into you.
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"It turned out I'd bought a tractor from her father the year before as he was the local sales rep for a machinery dealer," says Mark.
He felt obliged to be nice, so he stuck it out for two and a half hours.
It seems if you're a farmer looking for a Tinder date, you'll need to be willing to go the distance ...literally.
For 26-year-old Hannah Blackmer — a farmer in central Vermont — distance has been a major problem in her Tinder game. I live in a very rural area which makes it pretty difficult to meet people, let alone young or single or suitable," she says.
Hannah also finds her schedule to be an obstacle as she works around 65 or 70 hours a week, so even if the first few dates go well, it ends up being a "catch me if you can" situation.
She didn't believe me and thought it was a ridiculous excuse," says Eli.
The main problem, he says, is that many people have a preconceived idea that all farmers are "old and bald" so they don't believe that he's a beef farmer at his age.
She'd been trying to shoot a crow in the garden, to stuff," Mark says.
His foray into the realm of Tinder introduced him to a woman who was terrified of cattle, and another woman he didn't want to risk upsetting because her boss was one of his biggest customers.
She tried out Farmers — a dating site for famers — but found no one that seemed like an appropriate fit for her.